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John Singleton

Director

Born - 6 January 1968, Los Angeles, California, USA
Died - 29 April 2019

Small in stature, but big in talent, the Afro-American Singleton became, at 24 the youngest person to be nominated for the Best Director Academy Award with his very first film, Boyz n the Hood (1991). Subsequent work includes Poetic Justice (1993), Higher Learning (1995), Rosewood (1997), Shaft (2000), Baby Boy (2001), 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003), Four Brothers (2005) and Abduction (2011), his last, after which he concentrated more on production duties. He had a brush with the law in 1999; after pleading no contest to assaulting the mother of his (then) six-year-old daughter, he underwent a year of domestic violence counselling. He died following a stroke.